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Elite Nutrition and Performance

Elite Nutrition and Performance
Welcome to Elite Nutrition & Performance! We are a comprehensive nutrition and fitness consulting practice specializing in sports nutrition, weight management, eating disorder management and chronic disease management. We work with a variety of clients ranging from out of shape adults looking to get healthy, to high school athletes, to amateur and professional athletes.

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Being a student athlete is hard work- you have to balance school, practice, games and maybe even a job. Eating to fuel your body for games and competitions may seem like just one more thing to add to your plate (pun intended!) and unnecessary but it’s actually crucial for performance. Sports...

Healthy living is a daily challenge to balance eating right, exercising, working, family, personal time, and fun. The hustle and bustle of daily life can make it very difficult to do things right and fit everything, and everyone into it. At some point your mind and body just need a chance to...

Whether you are a broke college student like I am, or a busy parent trying to balance bills, saving money is a top priority! Instead of using excuses to not eat healthy, like the infamous ‘healthy eating is expensive’, try to use these few ideas below to choose healthy foods, while not killing...

Pre-workout fueling is essential for a good training session. A good training session allows your body to positively adapt to the training stimulus. Think better results, faster! How does this happen, you ask? By giving your body the proper nutrients it needs, your body will digest and turn this...

Now that the training season has come to close for most athletes, it’s time to start planning for next season! You may have your race schedule lined up, set personal goals for yourself and decided on a few things to focus on for the upcoming year. Have you considered hitting the reset button on...

One of the things a lot of my clients come to me and say is, “I don’t want to lift because I don’t want to get bulky” or “I want to lose weight, so I need a good cardio plan”. At Elite Nutrition and Performance we work with a lot of clients that want to lose weight. We frequently encourage...

Okay, maybe the title is a bit extreme, but it is a humbling question that I believe all those suffering from weight gain or the dreaded weight-loss-plateau should ask themselves. Your diet may not be making you fat, but, if you can’t seem to shed the pounds, I can almost guarantee that your...

For how little the mineral magnesium is discussed, you might think it’s not that important to our health. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to athletic performance.Once you start to understand the important role of magnesium as it relates to overall mood,...

I hear it all the time, “I ate a big pasta dinner before my race/game but I’m not sure why I’m not performing any better!” Tisk, tisk, tisk, you fell into the trap of neglecting your sports nutrition plan. There’s something that separates decent athletes from great athletes and that’s called a...
So you want to know if you really need a post-workout snack? My answer is exactly the same as it is to if you were asking about a pre-workout snack…YES! (If you want to read more on pre-workout snacks, click here) The reason is simple: recovery. But what exactly does recovery mean and what can...

“Do I really need a pre-workout snack? I usually don’t eat anything before a workout or training session, especially a quick 5 miler or when it’s early in the morning.” I get this question and response a lot. Many athletes get up before the crack of dawn to get in their training sessions and for...

Well, whether we are ready to accept it or not, it’s beach season! With bathing suit weather upon us, it’s time to pull out our razors, tan our pale skin, and burn off all those Christmas cookies that have so rudely lodged themselves into our thighs. I mean, who doesn’t want a beach bod?! I know...
What is Inflammation? Whether you are an athlete or an avid exerciser, there is a really good chance you know what soreness is (unless you are some sort of freak-of-nature… if that is the case, I envy you!). A common misconception in the fitness field is the thought that lactic acid is the...
As an endurance athlete and Exercise Science major, I started hearing quite a bit about this high-fat, low-carb diet within the past few years. The theory behind it is strong: eat as little carbs as possible (less than 50 grams a day… the equivalent of two slices of whole wheat bread) while...
Tis the season for an unhappy gut! Traveling, antibiotics, dining out and intense training are all triggers for GI issues. These “issues” may include stomach pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation or a combination of each…whew! What’s worse, the disruption of healthy bacteria can lower your...
What if you could take a pill, in this case a vitamin, that would prevent a number of health conditions AND improve athletic performance?! It could be a reality with vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin. What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a hormone that is essential to bone and muscle...
Protein: Is too much of a good thing not a good thing? Protein is a necessary macronutrient that is necessary for life but does that mean we can eat it in unlimited quantities? Is too much of a good thing not a good thing? The amount of protein one person needs is highly dependent on a number of...

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